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Armistice Day – Today We Remember

Armistice Day – Today We Remember

In the early hours of the morning on November 11th, 1918, a small group of men led by Supreme Allied Commander Marshal Ferdinand Foch met secretly in a train carriage parked in a clearing in the Forest of Compiègne, in northeastern France.

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Who Could Have Imagined?

Who Could Have Imagined?

It was one of those indelible moments that enter the permafrost of memory.
It was just after 11:00 am in Chicago when the first notification popped up on my phone. Notre Dame de Paris was ablaze.

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Maiden Voyage: Adventures in the Land of Wine and Cheese

Maiden Voyage: Adventures in the Land of Wine and Cheese

With our traveler’s cheques and pocket dictionary in hand, we boarded for Paris. Our promising start lasted precisely the duration of our flight from Minneapolis. From the moment we stepped off the plane in Paris, we were as dazed and confused as Dorothy and Toto arriving in OZ.

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Hugo, Hepburn And The Frenchman In My Parent’s Basement

Hugo, Hepburn And The Frenchman In My Parent’s Basement

My fascination with the French language began in the basement of my childhood home, where my dad’s turntable and record collection lived. Thumbing over the album spines, I’d tip my head sideways, trying to read the titles, pausing to pull out…

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